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Escape Through Music: Ricky Byrd & All Stars in Torrington

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Ricky Byrd in Torrington, CT

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd and an All Star band will perform at the Warner in Torrington for a benefit for the McCall Foundation on Sept 19, 2015 at 8pm. The show is called “Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway All Stars” and the line up is phenomenal. Opening the show will be national recording artists and award winning song writers Lucinda Rowe and Michael Connolly.  Then Ricky Byrd will perform some treasured favorites and the all star band will rock the house. The All Stars include legendary performers BONNIE BRAMLETT, LIBERTY DEVITTO, CHRISTINE OHLMAN, KENNY AARONSON, ANDY BURTON, AND BOBBY T TORELLO. This is a unique evening of musical entertainment like no other and it is is all done for the worthy cause of supporting the McCall Foundation, an organization that helps those with addiction and recovery.

“I WAS FAMOUS THROUGH MY ADDICTION AND I TRAVELED THE WORLD BUT I MISSED A LOT OF STUFF AND I WAS MISERABLE A LOT OF THE TIME…”-Ricky Byrd

Coming up in September 25th will be Ricky Byrd’s 28th sober anniversary. Byrd describes his former life as “the classic rock/roll guy behind the music.”  Once he claimed his sobriety, Byrd noted that many fans approached him and said he was the reason they picked up a guitar. “I started to tie it together,’ says Byrd. “There’s gotta be somebody that heard about my wildness that took that as a ‘pass’.” Byrd sees an important altruistic opportunity in his elevated platform due to the induction into the hall of fame. “I use this renewed fame from the Rock and roll hall of fame, and I can do a lot of good in recovery”

It is an exceptional honor that Torrington is this inaugural concert for Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway Concerts. If successful, the plan is to expand the idea to “go wherever it is needed”.  His message is clear “You can have a great time in sobriety. ”

We can have a great time at this concert as the ticket sales help those with sobriety as their goal.

LUCINDA AND MICHAEL

opening for Ricky Byrd will be national recording artists Lucinda and Michael

As their facebook event page states, “A limited number of tickets are now available for a pre-show VIP, which includes meet and greet with Byrd and the rest of the All-Star line-up and a Clean Getaway goodie bag. VIP tickets are $75. General seating is $30.”

If you can’t attend you can purchase and donate a ticket that can be donated to the McCall Foundation.

All this means Torrington is the hub of a unique and exceptional musical experience on Saturday night. The performers are national recording artists who will rock the Warner Nancy Marine theater stage. You have the opportunity to take part, to make a difference. Contact the box office at the Warner’s website HERE. 

If you’re on facebook, check out the event page HERE

Here is the interview with Ricky Byrd

 

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